Two Magpies on Stephens Green
by Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
Two magpies seen on Stephens Green
One seen before the other
I thinking it sorrow meant
I looked quickly for another
And finding it, camera I tool
A picture for to take
A scene pretty it seemed to me
And to take for beauties sake.
Nut, ni, before I took the snap
The first upped and flew away
And drat to that and all of that
To Myself I did say.
My luck is like that in life it seems
All looks bad at first
And then something good happens
And I avoid the worst.
But when my fortune I seek to keep
Away from me it does fly
And I again must bide my time
Another time to try.
To take your chance in life is like a picture
You must be ready, camera switched on
Point and click and secure the scene
Before the picture is gone.
Posted on 09/23/2010
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